Water Resources Conservancy and Risk Reduction Under Climatic Instability

Symeon E. Christodoulou
2011 Water resources management  
Nowadays, amidst global climatic change, extended periods of drought, heightened demand of water and increased urbanization, the development and application of scientific knowledge and integrated water resources management policies for sustainable management of aquatic resources is of paramount importance not only to national governments but also to transnational networks. Such scientific knowledge and policies should cover a myriad of issues related to water, ranging from water scarcity and
more » ... servancy, climate change and their effects on water, drought and floods to water quality, water recycling, water loss, wastewater treatment, commodification of water, and water pricing. Discussing some of the aforementioned important components of sustainable management of aquatic resources and included herein, are selected manuscripts from the European Water Resources Association's (EWRA) Seventh International Conference on "Water Resources Conservancy and Risk Reduction Under Climatic Instability" held in Limassol, Cyprus (25-27 June 2009). The conference, which was hosted by the University of Cyprus, aimed to provide an international forum for the exchange of scientific information and knowledgesharing on state-of-the-art research efforts and on contemporary water-related issues, on a multitude of thematic areas such as water-related natural hazards, water management and technologies, macro-engineering and environmental governance, proactive planning and crisis management, sustainable development, urban water supply systems, water losses, water shortage and water reuse, water pollution, climate change, and IWRM. The work presented and included in the conference proceedings (ISBN 978-9963-671-94-6) and selectively in this Special Issue of the Journal of Water Resources
doi:10.1007/s11269-010-9770-1 fatcat:wwix3egkprerdjg7edrdpfonnm